Laser Tattoo Removal in Perth
|Procedure Name:||Tattoo removal|
|Also Known As:||Laser tattoo removal, Q Switch YAG Laser|
|Great For:||Black and grey tattoos, colour tattoos, professional or amateur tattoos, traumatic tattoos|
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser treatments have numerous beneficial applications in cosmetic medicine including skin rejuvenation, hair removal, acne treatment, scar reduction, pigmentation treatment and tattoo removal.
Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective treatment that is performed using a specialised type of laser called a Q-switched Nd:Yag.
How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
The Q-switched Nd:Yag laser works by delivering rapid pulses of light energy to the skin. These pulses are absorbed by the ink in the tattoo, shattering the pigment molecules into smaller, individual particles. These particles are then broken down and metabolised by the body.
What Types of Tattoos Can be Treated?
Laser tattoo removal may be used to treat most types of tattoos including:
- Colour tattoos
- Black and grey tattoos
- Professional tattoos
- Amateur tattoos
- Traumatic tattoos
What Can I Expect During treatment?
In order to promote comfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the tattooed area prior to treatment. Local anaesthetic may also be used depending on patient’s personal preferences. The duration of the treatment varies depending on the size of the tattoo being removed.
What Can I Expect After My Tattoo Removal Treatment?
Immediately following the procedure, the treated tattoo will appear somewhat lighter and less prominent. The surrounding skin may appear slightly red and sensitive, however this should subside within approximately 48 hours.
Is the Treatment Safe?
Laser tattoo removal is performed by experienced doctors only, and is a much safer and more effective cosmetic treatment than alternative methods of removal. As the laser light targets only the ink pigments in the tattoo, the surrounding skin surface remains largely unaltered.
How Many Tattoo Removal Treatments Will I Require?
The number of required treatments is influenced by a number of individual factors including size and location of tattoo, skin type, age, and type of tattoo ink used.
Book a Tattoo Removal Consultation
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Please read all of below before attending your consultation and to assist you in understanding the procedure:
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.